The 91st Missile Wing at Minot AFB, N.D., received the highest rating—satisfactory—during a nuclear surety inspection held earlier this month at the base, reports the Minot Daily News. A visiting Air Force Global Strike Command inspector general team conducted the inspection Sept. 12-18, evaluating the wing’s ability to execute its nuclear mission to USAF’s demanding standards of compliance and accountability. The wing operates 150 Minuteman III ICBMs. Just last month, Minot’s 5th Bomb Wing, a nuclear-capable B-52 bomber unit, excelled during its own NSI.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.